Please make a donation to support Gunter's Space Page.
Thank you very much for visiting Gunter's Space Page. I hope that this site is useful and informative for you.
If you appreciate the information provided on this site, please consider supporting my work by making a simple and secure donation via PayPal. Please help to run the website and keep everything free of charge. Thank you very much.

RAPIS 1

RAPIS 1 [JAXA]

RAPIS 1 (Rapid Innovative Payload Demonstration Satellite 1), also originally known as Innovative technology demonstration satellite 1, is a small demonstration satellite to test new technologies in space.

It will test a lightweight solar cell paddle mechanism to expand five panels in orbit. The size of the expansion is about 2 m 3 m. It will test two objects: Whether the lightweight solar cell paddle is successfully deployed and wether the power from the solar cell is normally supplied after the paddle is deployed.

RAPIS 1 will be launched on an Epsilon (2) CLPS rocket.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: JAXA
Contractors: JAXA, Axelspace
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion: ?
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 27 months
Mass: ~200 kg
Orbit: SSO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
RAPIS 1 - 2019 Ka LP-M Epsilon (2) CLPS with ALE 1, Hodoyoshi 2, MicroDragon, OrigamiSat 1, AOBA-VELOX 4, NEXUS

References: